Generally Speaking: Love letters straight from the heart

By MARILYN TINNIN COLUMNIST,

It was 2001. My sister and I had just made the agonizing decision to place our mother in a nursing home.

Dementia was stealing a part of her each and every day, and she required round-the-clock care.

Sandwiched and stacked in my garage were what was left of 92 years of collecting and chronicling her life.




I feel like a dinosaur but not extinct yet

By MARILYN TINNIN COLUMNIST,

I read a lot of self-help books in an effort to stay kind of “with it.”

If the book says “How To” in the title I probably own it. Pick your topic, and the leading experts tell us a new and improved way to live our lives. I don’t know about you, but most of the time I don’t feel very new and improved. Actually, I feel like a dinosaur.






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